Posts Tagged ‘ethical’

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter.

Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an inimitable ability to combine materials and colours which has made her past two collections every bit as eye catching as that first one I saw. Time for a catch up me thinks.

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Martina Spetlova A/W 2011 by Stacie Swift.

For A/W 2011 you shot a more spooky video with a tribal beat,… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn showcased his new collection at the Museum of London on Friday 16th September 2011. Featuring huge inflatable squirrels and musical garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn S/S 2012 by Alison Day. On arrival at the beautiful newly renovated Museum of London we were greeted by a phalanx of inflatable squirrels – a typical Christopher […]

Emesha: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Eco designer Emesha reveals a very exciting collaboration with illustrator and print designer Lisa Stannard that came about thanks to my book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2012 by Lisa Stannard. I feel very privileged to be able to announce an exclusive bit of London Fashion Week news that has happened in part because of […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, Saints and Sinners, which was […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

The Amazon: Can Fashion Save the Rainforest? A talk with Bia Saldanha

Bia Saldanha - fashion designer and eco warrior extraordinaire – sat down with The Observer’s Lucy Siegle and novelist Ed Siegle at The Hub in Kings Cross last Thursday, in an imperative discussion on the rainforest, our consumer choices and saving our planet from a slow death by fast fashion.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Charlotte Hoyle “We are consumers, addicted. We need to ask ourselves – this t-shirt, where did it come from? A devastated place with devastated people?” – Bia Saldanha, […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Hons Jewellery Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from CSM graduate jewellery designers - including some lovely ethical jewellery from Kerry Huff and upcycled rings from Hee Jung Son. Plus Barter Bangles from Anna Heasman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Headdress by Jing Jing Cao. The Central Saint Martin Ba shows were held for the last time this year in the iconic Charing Cross building, before the courses depart for […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained in […]

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Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal – A Documentary by Naomi Smyth

An interview with the lady behind the camera, on the circus that occupies unused buildings around the city of Bristol and brings the community together through breathtaking artistic, sensory liberation! From small shows and squatting, to the enormous CarnyVille, and going 'legit'; the Invisible Circus are something else.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’m reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment. It’s a book about the train travelling circus, set in prohibition era America. The story […]

Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV

Last week I was interviewed by Ani Saunders of The Pipettes for The Muse TV. You can watch the episode here, and if you answer a question at the end there's the chance to win a copy of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me and Ani Saunders with Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Last week Ani Saunders of The Pipettes asked me to take part in a short TV programme looking at vintage […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through […]

An interview with jewellery designer Daisy Knights

Ethical jewellery designer Daisy Knights tells us a bit more about her collection and her pursuit of ethically mined silver, plus what she thinks about Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe wearing her creations…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style icons and […]

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123 Bethnal Green Road: An interview with Ross Barry and Michelle Goggi

In the first of a series of tasters from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration meet the brains behind eco fashion store 123 Bethnal Green Road. Soon to be the official book launch party venue!

Written by Amelia Gregory

123 illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins. 123 Bethnal Green Road recently opened shop after a lengthy renovation of its Victorian corner store in a prime position right at the top […]

Christmas Gifts: Ethical Fashion and Skincare Ideas

Amongst a sea of competing goodies I bring you my top selection of luxury ethical Christmas gift ideas from Bonbi Forest, Tout Nouveau, Liv, Dr. Hauschka, Pai Skincare and Savonnerie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. A couple of days ago *ahem, more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas for Christmas […]

Herbfarmacy: Pure Herbal Skincare from Seed to Skin

Herbfarmacy create gorgeous organic skincare products, packed with pure herbal oils that are grown on their very own farm. We caught up with founder Paul Richards to find out how the company is doing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Herbfarmacy by Antonia Parker. We discovered Herbfarmacy in issue 9 of Amelia’s Magazine, and the brand has grown considerably since we last caught up with founder Dr. Paul Richards. Time […]

Veja launch ‘Projet Numero Deux’ – satchels and sacks, ethical style

Ethical trainer brand Veja launch a line of chic day bags, leather satchels and rucksacks at the Darkroom…

Written by Matt Bramford

The Darkroom on Lamb’s Conduit Street, illustrated by June Chanpoomidole A little while ago (read: ages ago and I’m only just getting around to writing this) I went along to […]

Dispatches: Fashion’s Dirty Secret

A revealing documentary threw light on Britain's sweatshops thanks to an undercover reporter - but will it have enough impact to change Britain's dirty fast fashion habit?

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Antonia Parker Saying you work in fashion normally garners one of two reactions: awe with a smidgen of jealousy on the presumption all you do is swan around […]

Is the beauty industry moving towards a more earth friendly narrative?

Caring for the planet or yet more Green Capitalism? We investigate Natural, Organic and Ethical Beauty.

Written by Sarah Critchley

Illustration by Sandra Contreras The beauty industry changes as fast as the fashion industry, constantly updating in line with the latest trends. Fashion has taken an organic and earth friendly […]

An interview with ethical designer Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots is an ethical designer who keeps it sustainable but stylish, using re-claimed materials (from cloth to zips) and producing unique reversible items in her quest to banish fast fashion…

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustration by Jenny Costello Charlie Boots’ hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces, made from reclaimed and vintage fabrics, are an antidote to fast fashion and the over-hyped high street. And they’re reversible! I […]

Post-London Fashion Week Interview: Minna

As her stellar new collection launched at this season's London Fashion Week, we caught up with Minna, Finnish fashion designer, to find out what's behind the label and what's up next…

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Faye West Recently in the midst of London Fashion Week (S/S 2011 already I hear you say?!) I had the chance to interview a designer who’s no stranger […]